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The 1000 plants (oneKP or 1KP) initiative is an international multi-disciplinary consortium that has generated large-scale gene sequencing data for over 1000 species of plants. Major supporters include Alberta Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education, Musea Ventures (Somekh Family Foundation), Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen (BGI-Shenzhen), China National GeneBank (CNGB),  iPlant Tree-of-Life (iPToL) Grand Challenge, Compute Canada (Westgrid), and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF-iCORE Strategic Chair). The sample selection was based on a series of overlapping sub-projects with scientific objectives that could be addressed by the sequencing of multiple plant species . As more collaborators joined 1KP, however, the objectives evolved and are now exemplified by the diverse collection of papers described by the links below.


For reference, here is a complete table of plant species/samples sequenced.

Table of sequenced plant samples


Here is our list of the papers published, and any associated media coverage.

Catalog of manuscripts in progress


In advance of the upcoming capstone on all 1000+ species, we have now released our data (from unassembled reads to assembled scaffolds to protein translations). Until the capstone is published, we would appreciate it if you'd cite our older papers.

Papers to cite if you use this data

Access to assembled scaffolds and protein translations

Access to raw unassembled reads


The next stage is obviously to sequence complete genomes. China National GeneBank and BGI-Shenzhen will be leading this effort. Here is the story from Science.

Dennis Normile's writeup of 10KP


You can still access the data from an older (slightly outdated) BLAST portal.

BLAST access into transcriptomes



Alberta Advanced Education Alberta Innovates Technology Futures


Musea Ventures

BGI-Shenzhen

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